Project information

Peer to Peer Support

With your aid we can assist thousands more people by running more peer support groups and finding new ways to educate people about the condition. Your monetary Christmas gift, large or small, will help people with bipolar live healthier and more stable lives and get back into work.

3 Years

Charity information: Bipolar Uk Ltd

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  • Need

    Need

    Bipolar Disorder is a severe mental health illness characterised by significant mood swings including manic highs and depressive lows with most individuals experiencing alternating episodes of both. Males and females of any age, social or ethnic background can develop the illness. Symptoms can first occur and then reoccur when work, studies, family or emotional pressures are greatest. In women it can also be triggered by childbirth or menopause. Key to coping

    Solution

    Our Peer Support Line team offer immediate, expert advice to thousands of individuals affected by bipolar. We listen, support, advise and signpost other organisations to ensure individuals contacting us receive the comprehensive help they need.
    • Our Peer Support Group service provides emotional and practical support through peer guidance to - and by - individuals, families and loved ones affected. There are over 100 grassroots Bipolar Support Groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To assist those living with bipolar disorder


    Activities

    » Peer to peer support

    What success will look like

    Service users experience increased confidence, a sense of purpose and support directly from someone who has walked a similar path.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Practical advice and provide a non-stigmatised space for people to be able to talk.

    Risk

    The greatest risk with all our services is not raising enough funds to deliver against the accelerating demand for support.

    Reporting

    Our donors will receive an end of year impact statement as well as communication throughout the year. In addition, we encourage donors to sign up to our monthly e-news, to keep up to date on bipolar and Bipolar UK.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Mentoring Help 20 individuals affected by bipolar through mentoring support.
  • Background

    Location

    Nationwide

    Beneficiaries

    We aim to support individuals and families affected by bipolar across the UK.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Bipolar UK was founded over 30 years ago by people directly impacted by the lifelong mental health condition. Today, the same service user-led ethos drives our strategic direction and work responding to the overwhelming need for better support for people affected by bipolar.

    Bipolar UK is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by bipolar.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Simon Kitchen

    Simon is our CEO and has over 15 years' experience in the voluntary sector.